Pie Power

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25/08/2002 at 12:26
Hello all,

After running my first race today (5 miles in 43 minutes), I thought I'd share my pre-race high carbohydrate secrets. It's called 'pie power'. You see, as my bourfriend had reached the age of 34 without ever having eaten pie, I decided that this needed to change. So I made a blackberry and apple pie in the afternoon, which we ate whilst watching some telly. Later in the evening, he urged me to eat more pie, saying that I needed all the 'pie power' I could get, but alas, I was quite full already.

Anyway, my race today went well, so it must have worked. So everybody, start baking, as I think that this only works with the homemade variety.

Cheers,
Hild
25/08/2002 at 13:59
Aren't we a strangely superstitious sort. I ran my first really good race; good both in time and mileage, on homemade soup and loads of bread. Now, every time a big race day arrives I cannot bring myself to eat anything different!
25/08/2002 at 14:17
I seam to run well on a recipe I found in a book called 'Recipies For Runners'. Its called 'Mushrooms With Millet' [bird seed makes you fly you see!!!!!!!]Honest! but I change the chicken in the recipe for tuna.
25/08/2002 at 19:42
Time to start a new thread on food. I like the pie idea, unfortunately I'm a little lazy in the kitchen!
25/08/2002 at 22:48
Congratulations on your first race Hildegard, and a great time too.
I must say your pie suggestion sounds infinitely more appetising than Big Tim's bird seed dish which sounds a bit too much like Rose Elliott on a particularly earnest day.
Still, who am I to quibble with what works for you Tim!
26/08/2002 at 11:43
'bourfriend'? eek, bring back the edit function!!

I also ate pizza that day, so perhaps some special chemistry was going on.

Big Tim - are there any other tempting recipes in your book?
26/08/2002 at 19:11
'Recipes For Runners' By Sammy Green. Published by Foulsham.
With recipes by runners like Ron Hill & Bill Jordon [Jordons cereals]
Another favourite is Chicken With Mango Stir Fry.
Oh & millet is supposed to have three times the carbohydrate as brown rice!!!!!!
26/08/2002 at 20:02
I tried cooking millet once, but I don't think I cooked it for long enough, as it was rock hard!

Ever tried quinoa? It's a magical wonder grain (loads o' protein) from South America.

Thanks for the book info, I'll see what there is about it on Amazon.
26/08/2002 at 20:10
I've heard of it but never tried it so perhaps now is the time!
26/08/2002 at 20:54
Hildegard - what a shame. I'd assumed "bourfriend" was a corruption for "boorfriend" which I thought was rather amusing. s.
26/08/2002 at 21:38
Achilles - yes, very amusing, but I had to set the record straight in this case, as I'd never slave over a hot oven for a boor!
27/08/2002 at 09:16
Quite right. s.

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